Healthy Picnic Food: 10 Smart Swaps!
If the sun’s shining, it’s time for some outdoor dining! Here are 10 great picnic swaps, helping you make healthier choices. Save calories, fat and sugar; and bump up fibre and 5-a-day. Let’s see what’s in the picnic hamper!
Swap Greek salad for bean salad to save 18g fat and gain 5g fibre.
Swap pasta mozzarella salad for tuna nicoise salad to save 63g carbs and 330 calories.
Swap quiche lorraine for salmon frittata to save 18g carbs and 105 calories.
Swap half a cheese & pickle sandwich for half a chicken salad sandwich to save 5g saturated fat.
5) Potato Salad
Swap potato salad with mayo for new potatoes with a parsley dressing (see dressing in the Carbs & Cals Salads book) to save 90 calories and 11g fat.
6) Tortilla Chips → Veg
Swap tortilla chips for cherry tomatoes and carrot sticks to save 205 calories and gain 2 portions of 5-a-day.
Swap chicken drumsticks for chicken satay skewers to save 105 calories and 5g fat.
8) Ice Cream
Swap an ice cream lolly for a choc ice to save 120 calories and 7g fat.
9) Cup Cake → Cherries
Swap a cup cake for some cherries to save 230 calories and gain 1 portion of 5-a-day.
Swap fresh lemonade for fizzy water with mint & lemon to save 47g carbs & 47g sugar!
Track your foods!
All the foods above are from the Carb & Calorie Counter and Pocket Counter books, and Carbs & Cals app. And check out the Salads book for healthy picnic meal choices!